KATIE EVANS & LEGAL TEAM
Student's Facebook rants
are protected speech
A teenager's venting about her teacher on a social networking site falls under the umbrella of the First Amendment, a federal judge ruled.
A student who set up a Facebook page to complain about her teacher -- and was later suspended -- had every right to do so under the First Amendment, a federal magistrate has ruled.
The ruling not only allows Katherine ``Katie'' Evans' suit against the principal to move forward, it could set a precedent in cases involving speech and social networking on the Internet, experts say.